Each Association shall designate one person to handle all registration for that Association and to receive and distribute to their Association all USA Hockey and CAHA notifications and publications.
2020-2021 USA Hockey Season: September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021
All participants, coaches, players and managers, shall complete individual registration and acknowledgement of the USA Hockey Waiver of Liability / Assumption of Risk online at www.usahockey.com in accordance with the procedures prescribed by USA Hockey.
A player shall not participate in any hockey related activity (including tryouts), until the USA Hockey Individual Membership Registration has been completed and the appropriate fee paid.
All players must present a government issued birth certificate or a copy of a passport identification page for date of birth and citizenship verification prior to being approved on a team roster.
A written transfer must be approved for all non-citizen players, male and female under the age of 18 and females over the age of 18 prior to being approved on a team roster.
All coaches must complete the appropriate Age-Specific online module, SafeSport Awareness Training and a Background Screening prior to beginning on-ice or off-ice activities, including practices, with participants under the age of 18.
All managers must complete SafeSport Awareness Training and a Background Screening prior to beginning activities with participants under the age of 18.
All players seventeen (17) years of age or older on or before December 31 (2002 and 2003 birth years), that play on a team in a classification that allows minor age players, are required to complete U.S. Center for SafeSport online training before being added to the team and prior to participation (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey program classifications that allow both minor age and adult age players. Players required to take the training must complete the Core Center for SafeSport Training prior to being added to the team.
All teams, excluding youth house and adult house, must register with USA Hockey and are required to complete an Official Team Roster.
Approval dates for Team Rosters will be based on the USA Hockey Registry submission time stamp. Teams may not begin counting games toward 20/10 or 14/10 until the approval date of the Team Roster. Tournament bound teams formed before September 1 may begin their game count on August 1 if the team roster is approved prior to the game being played. Associations MAY NOT write in player or coach additions on the Team Roster. All player, coach and manager changes must be done through the Registry.
Tournament bound team rosters (Tier I and Tier II) must be final by December 31 of the current season. Changes to the player roster are not allowed after that date.
A team, excluding youth house and adult house, may not participate in any pre-season, exhibition, league or tournament games until a USA Hockey Team Roster has been properly completed and submitted through the Registry for approval. Only coaches listed on the team roster will be allowed in the vicinity of the player's bench during games.
A Tier I, Tier II, or Travel player shall not participate in a game with a team until the player is added to the Team Roster and the roster or roster change is submitted for approval through the Registry.
No CAHA Tier I, Tier II or Travel team shall use any player not properly rostered to its team. Participation of a player in a sanctioned game not rostered to the team will be deemed an "Improper Roster" and the game will automatically be forfeited. Additionally, the head coach of a team using an "Improper Roster" will be referred to the appropriate committee for discipline.
A Tier I or Tier II player may not be rostered to a team without the prior written consent of a parent or guardian. Participation in a tryout or selection process is not considered consent to participate on a team. Member Associations that roster a player without consent shall be referred to the appropriate committee for discipline.
Additional information on individual or team registration can be obtained from the Associate Registrar.